Join us for the 6th Annual Veterans Day 5K, Presented by Keeley Companies, at Soldier's Memorial in Downtown St. Louis on Saturday, November 6, 2021! We welcome wheelchairs, strollers and dogs on the race path too! Your proceeds go to St. Patrick Center's mission of transforming lives through sustainable housing, employment, and healthcare. Last year, because of the generous contributions of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, the agency assisted 3,700 clients total, of which 854 were veterans. St. Patrick Center was able to help 385 veterans and their families find permanent housing, 148 veterans increased their income, and 81 veterans were able to find jobs through our employment and benefits services. While less than 1% of our population are veterans, they comprise 25% of St. Patrick Center's client population.
All because of the support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, several programs are adept to be dedicated solely to helping veterans and their families get back on their feet. Through their contributions, Project HERO, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and U.S. Veterans Administration, is able to work with veterans to improve their overall quality of life through mental health counseling, transportation access and employment services. This program is housed at Freedom Place, a 68-unit apartment complex reserved for male veterans experiencing homelessness along with substance abuse disorders and/or mental health issues. Due to these efforts, the St. Louis community becomes a better place for everyone to live and work because of the lives transformed through sustainable housing, employment and healthcare.
As part of our Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk this year, we are including an option for you to participate in our Fundraiser to End Veteran Homelessness. This is your chance to take a stand against Veteran homelessness by having people in your network donate to your fundraiser through your social media channels and websites. If you have any questions, please contact Christian Adams, Special Events Coordinator, at 314-802-0987 or [email protected].
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